Unless you plan to keep the bike for a VERY long time, DO NOT go overboard on your customization. What you will find when you go to resell is that your work is very taste specific which will reduce your available audience of buyers substantially. If you remove parts, keep them for installation later.
ive playd with the suicide shifter idea. always liked how they look but think it will be to hard to ride just starting out. and i plan on just ceeping the bike. its my first and i bought big enough to grow with. i am looking into an aditional bike tho thinking a duo sport or a bigger bagger style. but that will be later